Friday, April 12, 2013
Friday's Marauders matchup features a pre-game Happy Hour with $1 beers and sodas in the outfield Kona Bar. Saturday's game features Pitbull Toddler concert.
A weekend series between the Bradenton Maruaders and St. Lucie Mets will feature a battle on the field and a party in the stands. The Marauders host the St. Lucie Mets at McKechnie Field for a three-game series starting on Friday. The Mets eliminated the Marauders from the 2011 playoffs and posted the Florida State League’s best record in 2012. The series features the first of five concerts in the first-ever Marauders Concert Series—a postgame performance by Tampa rock group Pitbull Toddler. Friday, April 12 is a Happy Hour Friday presented by Pier 22 Restaurant. Between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., there will be 500 free hot dogs given away at the outfield concessions stand and $1 domestic drafts and $1 fountain sodas from Kayem and Cheney …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bradenton Marauders return to McKechnie Field on Friday, April 5.
While Opening Day in the Big Leagues are under way, the Bradenton Marauders High-A team is ready to go for Friday's game after the team announced its roster Tuesday. The Maruaders, a Class High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, play in the Florida State League, and open play against the Fort Myers Miracle at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 5. Included in the roster is St. Pete native and pitcher Matthew Benedict, 24, who split time between the Marauders and Low-A West Virginia Power in 2012. His pitching coach is Sarasota resident Justin Meccage, who returns to the Suncoast after spending two years as pitching coach for the State College Spikes in Pennsylvania—a Class A Short Season affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Meccage (pronounced "…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Check out this year's giveaways and fun events planned for the 2013 minor league baseball season at McKechnie Field.
Fireworks, $1 hot dogs, postgame concerts and five "Bark in the Park" dog-friendly games are on the schedule as the Bradenton Marauders announced their 2013 promotional schedule. View the attached PDFs for a complete rundown of this year's giveaways and promotions. Single game tickets for the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates are now on sale. The team, which opens its season April 4 in Fort Myers, will play 70 home games at McKechnie Field in Bradenton this year. Visit BradentonMarauders.com for more information or call 941-747-3031 to purchase tickets. Sign up for the Bradenton Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines, event listings, blog posts and announcements delivered to your inbox each day, for free!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Pirates players and staff will attend the event, which includes autograph sessions with players.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders will hold their fourth annual Pirates Pep Rally Feb. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Pirates partner with Realize Bradenton to present the free Pirates Pep Rally. The event is held on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton. The Pep Rally is a part of the Pirates’ long-standing commitment to being an active community partner. Pirates players and staff will attend the event, which includes autograph sessions with players. Pirates officials will speak on the main stage during the event. Fans of all ages will find enjoyable activities at the Pep Rally. The schedule for the evening includes family games, face painting, prize giveaways, fantastic food and musical performances. Several community …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders are accepting applications for the fourth annual Baseball Basics for Women clinic.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders are offering a baseball clinic designed specifically for women who want to learn more about baseball fundamentals. The fourth annual Baseball Basics for Women clinic is intended for young adult and adult women interested in learning or refining their baseball fundamentals. It will be held Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McKechnie Field. Baseball Basics for Women is presented in partnership with Manatee Memorial Hospital. The registration fee is $40 and organizers are accepting applications now. Pirates Major League and minor league players and coaches will instruct participants in hitting, catching, running the bases and fielding. Each of the women will also receive a free t-…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Seats removed from McKechnie Field are available for sale with proceeds benefiting charity.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012
If you have just $25, you can watch baseball games from stadium seats anytime you want. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders are selling the seats scheduled to be removed from McKechnie Field. Just imagine these baseball seats in the middle of your den. The cost is a $25 donation to Pirates Charities for each seat purchased. Proceeds from the purchase of the seats will benefit Pirates Charities, the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Order forms are available online at www.BradentonMarauders.com. The order form can be returned by mail or fax. Orders can also be placed by email to Justin.Kristich@pirates.com. Orders with full payment must be received by Dec. 14. Seats may be picked up at Pirate City from Dec. …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Baseball America picks Cole, Taillon and Ngoepe among the top 20 prospects, two making the top five.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Three Bradenton Marauders were named to Baseball America’s 2012 Florida State League Top Prospects list for the first time in franchise history. Pitchers Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon became the first Marauders to crack the top five, placing second and third. Shortstop Gift Ngoepe ranked 20th among top prospects. Cole’s second-place ranking is the highest rank achieved by a Marauder, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cole spent the first half of the 2012 season in Bradenton before ascending to pitch in double-A and triple-A during the second half. The top pick in the 2011 draft out of UCLA did not disappoint in his first professional season, posting a 5-1 record and a 2.55 ERA during his tenure with the Marauders. …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The first home game will be April 5 against Fort Myers.
The Bradenton Marauders, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, have released their 2013 Florida State League schedule. The Marauders play their first home game of the season at McKechnie Field on April 5 against the Fort Myers Miracle. The season begins at Fort Myers on April 4. Fort Myers will be the Marauders’ most frequent opponent in 2013. The Marauders and Miracle face each other 20 times. Moat home games will be played at 6:30 p.m. Sunday home games in the first half of the season will be played at 1p.m., in the second half Sunday home games will start at 5 p.m.The game on April 28 will also be at 5 p.m. The Marauders will host two games with special 10 a.m. start times. The Marauders will hold Education Day on …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Outdoors night, Trash to Treasure and fireworks highlight home stand
The Bradenton Marauders host the Palm Beach Cardinals for a three-game series this weekend as the two teams are locked in a tight race for a playoff berth. The series kicks off Friday with "Outdoors Night" presented by Wild Wild West Western Wear and featuring all things country. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be on hand with information about local state parks. After the game, fans can enjoy country music and compete to see who can ride a mechanical bull the longest. All Marauders’ Friday home games are Happy Hour Fridays presented by Pier 22 Restaurant with free hot dogs and drink specials from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and provided by Kayem and Cheney Brothers. Saturday is “Trash to Treasure” hosted by Junk …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Baby bobble head giveaways help celebrate this years live birth at McKechnie Field.
The Bradenton Marauders will celebrate babies and expectant parents on August 28 when the Marauders host the Fort Myers Miracle on the six month anniversary of a live baby delivery at McKechnie Field. Manatee Memorial Hospital and Anna Maria Oyster Bar will present the "Babies on Deck" promotion during the game that starts at 6:30 p.m. On February 28, a baby boy was born outside the front gate of the stadium during an evening event to kick off Spring Training 2012. The baby was delivered by Pittsburgh Pirates Senior Director of Florida Operation and Marauders General Manager Trevor Gooby. In order to commemorate the momentous occasion, Babies on Deck will be feature the most unique giveaway in Marauders’ history. The first 1,000 fans will…